Building Emory's African American Collections: Highlights from the Curatorial Career of Randall K. Burkett

Randall K. Burkett was hired in 1997 as Emory’s first curator for African American collections. Over the past 21 years, he has led the university’s effort to build collections of rare books, manuscripts, serials, photographs, and print ephemera in this field. He and his Rose Library colleagues have sought to ensure the African American voice is represented and have given priority to African American-authored and African American-published material. The exhibition highlights treasures in the collections and Burkett’s stories of their discovery and acquisition.  

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Visit Special Collections

If you are interested in seeing more of the collections, visit the Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library on level 10 of the Woodruff Library (Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.).

Visitor Information

The exhibition is located in the Robert W. Woodruff Library on level 3 in the Schatten Gallery. Parking is available in the Fishburne Parking Deck (Weekdays: free after 6 p.m., Weekends: free).  View “visitors” hours at the Robert W. Woodruff Library.